PREPARING TO DECK THE VILLAGE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE HOSTS ANNUAL WREATH-TYING PARTY
Those are not elves that tie the wreaths that bring cheer to Sea Cliff streets during the holiday season - it's the Sea Cliff Beautification Committee. More than a dozen residents turned out to contribute their time and energy to the effort at the committee's annual wreath-tying party at the Department of Public Works garage this past Tuesday morning.
The volunteers spent more than two hours attaching the 100 bows, that had been tied by committee members earlier this fall, to the evergreen ornaments that will soon hang from village lamp posts throughout the village business districts - along Roslyn and Sea Cliff Avenues, as well as on Glen Cove Avenue from 8th all the way to the Middle School.
SCBC Vice President Margo Crowley, who has led the holiday wreath effort since 2001, explained that residents will notice something different about the ornaments on Sea Cliff Avenue this year. Inspired by what she saw on a visit to Holland last winter, lamp posts will be decked with baskets of lights, in addition to the traditional boughs of evergreen.
The wreath tying operation not only requires significant contributions of time and energy from volunteers, but also financial support, as the committee itself has year after year borne the cost of the wreaths. It is through its fundraising efforts, such as the spring plant sale and the fall luncheon, that monies are raised for this and other Beautification Committee initiatives. Additionally, this year, the Glen Head Glenwood Business Association, now with 22 Sea Cliff businesses among its membership, generously donated $500 towards the project.
The Sea Cliff Beautification Committee provides a great many services to the community throughout the year. In addition to the wreath tying, they include: maintaining parks; beautifying and maintaining small patches of greenery throughout the village; adorning the light poles along Sea Cliff Avenue with flower baskets during warm months; sponsoring a garden tour; upgrading and maintaining the Central Park playground; and sponsoring an annual spring plant sale.
The SCBC is open to all residents and lovers of Sea Cliff and invites all to join in its efforts at maintaining and enhancing the Village's beauty.
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